If you suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia, you may be your biggest enemy in the pursuit for a healthy and beautiful smile. For those patients with the worst dental phobia, even routine cleanings can be anxiety inducing. However, at Texas Dental Center, we want all of our patients to feel better about the treatments we offer in office, and we aim to do so by informing them each and every treatment we do. Did the following article we will discuss four of the most common questions revolving around sedation dentistry.
To begin let’s discuss exactly what sedation dentistry is. This type of anesthesia practice is the answer to dental anxiety, as its goal is to relax patients to have a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.
Sedation dentistry is used to combat dental anxiety for patients that fear the dentist is preventing them from getting the dental care that they need. If you or someone you love suffers from dental anxiety, sedation dentistry is the solution that they need. Sedation dentistry is also a good solution for patients with high tolerance to anesthesia, strong gag reflexes, young children, and soreness of the job.
There are different kinds of sedation dentistry options available on the market today, so your dentist will use its discretion to recommend the best kind for you. There are sedation dentistry options that are inhaled, some come in the form as anxiety pills, and for patients with really high dental anxiety, intravenous sedation it’s also a great tool.
While sedation dentistry does not use general anesthesia, depending on what form of sedation dentistry you are for, you may or may not be put to sleep. However, in such a state of relaxation, it is possible that you fall asleep on your own.
If you still have more questions about sedation dentistry, or if it sounds like something that you may be interested in, feel free to give our Houston, TX, office a call at Texas Dental Center. Contact us today to set up a consultation appointment and an effort to finally give you the dental care that you need.